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India Tests Squad Against NZ: Team India announced, Ajinkya Rahane will be the captain in the first test,

BCCI has announced Team India for the 2-match Test series against New Zealand.

India Tests Squad Against NZ: The 16-member team India has been announced by the BCCI for the Test series against New Zealand starting on November 25. The selectors have handed over the command of the team to Ajinkya Rahane for the first Test. Virat Kohli has been rested in the first match but only Virat Kohli will lead Team India in the second test match.

Keeping in mind the workload, the selectors have rested some regular players of Team India. These include fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has also been rested in the Test series.

Rohit Sharma, who was made the captain in the T20 series against New Zealand, has also been rested by the selectors. Earlier, Rohit’s name was also discussed for the captaincy of Test matches, but keeping in mind the South African tour to be held in December, the selectors have made up their mind to rest Rohit as well.

Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer and off-spinner Jayant Yadav have returned to the team. It is worth noting that Team India has to play the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur from November 25. At the same time, the second Test will be played in Mumbai from December 3. After this, in the second week of December, Team India has to go on the South African tour.

India Tests Squad Against NZ

Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin , Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Famous Krishna.

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